Army chief leads 1ID change of command ceremony

LABANGAN, Zamboanga del Sur, PIA (March 21) —LtGen. Glorioso V. Miranda, commanding general of the Philippine Army bid farewell to retiring Major General Gerardo F. Barrientos, Jr. and ushered in the new 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division commanding general during the change of command ceremony at Camp Major Cesar Sang-an, Pulacan, this municipality. Barrientos relinquished hisContinue reading “Army chief leads 1ID change of command ceremony”

Philippine Army Welcomes 110 Skilled Professionals and Athletes for Training

Capas, Tarlac– The Philippine Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), under Brig. Gen. Casiano C. Monilla welcomed one hundred ten (110) strong students of special enlistment in an opening ceremony at the TRADOC Grandstand in Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac yesterday afternoon March 2, 2017. The said special enlistees who are composed of highly skilled professionalsContinue reading “Philippine Army Welcomes 110 Skilled Professionals and Athletes for Training”

Soldiers, PDEA seize P500K worth of Shabu in Maguindanao

Two platoons under the 33rd Infantry Battalion, together with anti-drug enforcers, exchanged fire with unidentified gunmen Saturday morning in an anti-narcotics operation in Maguindanao, resulting in the seizure of about P500,000 worth of illegal drugs, the Armed Forces (AFP) said. The soldiers and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) officers stationed in the Autonomous Region ofContinue reading “Soldiers, PDEA seize P500K worth of Shabu in Maguindanao”

How to join the Philippine Army

  For Officer Candidates that will undergo Officer Candidate Course (OCC), he/she must possess the following qualifications: Holder of a baccalaureate degree; Natural-born Filipino 21 to 29 years of age upon admission (no age waiver); Single and never been married; never borne or sired a child; Height of not less than 5’0 ft. (152.4cm) bothContinue reading “How to join the Philippine Army”

Año is new AFP Chief of Staff

Lieutenant General Eduardo M Año was named Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during ceremonies held on December 7, 2016, in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Lieutenant General Año succeeded General Ricardo R Visaya, who is set to relinquish his post as he reaches the mandatory age of retirement. Lieutenant General Año was commissioned onContinue reading “Año is new AFP Chief of Staff”

ASEAN Armies Combat Shooting Competition Kicks off in Capas, Tarlac

Photo credit: Fred MRM3N2 / #AARM2016 Capas, Tarlac– The ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet (AARM) 2016 kicked off after the joint flag raising ceremony of combat shooting contingents from (10) ASEAN countries at the AARM Grandstand in Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac at 7:30 a.m., November 21, 2016. The competing contingents are Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam,Continue reading “ASEAN Armies Combat Shooting Competition Kicks off in Capas, Tarlac”

45th IB Celebrates 39 Years of Service to the Filipino people

Message of Brig. Gen. Arnel dela Vega; Commander, Joint Task Force Sulu during the 39th Founding Anniversary of 45th Infantry (Gallant) Battalion, 16 Oct 2016, Talipao, Sulu. “It is with deep pleasure, honor and privilege to greet and congratulate the officers and men of the 45th Infantry (Gallant) Battalion as you celebrate the founding AnniversaryContinue reading “45th IB Celebrates 39 Years of Service to the Filipino people”

Peace activist takes helm of 6th Infantry Division

Major General Carlito ‘Charlie’ G. Galvez Jr. was officially designated as the Commander of the 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division last September 12. Gen. Galvez was the Battalion Commander of the 1st Scout Ranger Battalion which was engaged in a series of bloody gunbattles with Abu Sayyaf terrorists in Basilan and Sulu from 2000-2002. Under hisContinue reading “Peace activist takes helm of 6th Infantry Division”

Atal now heads the Army forces in Northern Luzon

CAMP DELA CRUZ, Upi Gamu, Isabela – The Philippine Army installed today a Phd holder as the new Commander of the Army’s 5th Infantry Division. Brig. Gen. Paul T Atal, a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Maharlika” Class of 1984, was designated as the new commander, replacing Maj. Gen. Lysander A Suerte, whoContinue reading “Atal now heads the Army forces in Northern Luzon”